Home Grown Legacy: Embodying the Apron in the Kickass World of Retail

I have the pleasure of collaborating with Erik Dardas on his forthcoming book, Home Grown Legacy: Embodying the Apron in the Kickass World of Retail, scheduled for release in late 2018/early 2019:

How does a “hard-charger” who once got himself demoted recover to achieve remarkable success with the world’s most iconic home improvement retailer? In Home Grown Legacy: Embodying the Apron in the Kickass World of Retail, 33-year Home Depot veteran Erik Dardas offers readers a no-holds-barred account of his own screw-ups, successes and learnings. Struggling with the daily pressure to honor the legacy of his own father as well as company founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, the Mike Rowe of the retail industry boldly shares the down, dirty, and often shocking details of dealing with the public, managing employees, and controlling one’s own behavior.

Along with merchandise, human nature is on full display for better or for worse, but as Dardas relates from his own experience, you have a choice in both retail and life: you can either allow its complexities to break you or build you into a better human being. In the tradition of Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew the Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion, this motivational book celebrates the timeless values of work ethic, integrity, and leadership – qualities that, in today’s rapidly evolving business climate, all participants – whether new to the workforce or seasoned members of management – could greatly benefit from.

Many thanks to cover designer Matt Margolis of Logotecture.com for the excellent design and to Erik for entrusting me to help him write his story. Stay tuned for details about the book’s release as we move through the many stages of ghostwriting.

Do you need help with writing and publishing your story? Contact me to set up your free, no-obligation coaching call.

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Your Book, Your Brand, Your Business at The Manifesting Event with Tasha Chen

Your Book, Your Brand, Your Business at The Manifesting Event with Tasha Chen

Even as a seasoned, professional writer, it’s difficult for me to adequately describe how it felt to discuss Your Book, Your Brand, Your Business at The Manifesting Event with Tasha Chen. Spending three full days with Tasha, Diane, and 300 like-minded, high-energy people full of passion and purpose reinvigorated my belief in the principles of The Science of Getting Rich and deepened my appreciation for the genuine, down-to-earth way in which Tasha and Diane coach others based on those principles.

Michelle Kulp and I provided the main sponsorship for The Manifesting Event, which gave us the opportunity to speak to the audience about why your book is your new business card and how to leverage it to create multiple streams of income.

My cousin Tiffany flew down from Philly to support me and I could not have been more overjoyed to share this incredible time with her. From the time we reconnected a few years ago, she has been one of my staunchest supporters and I love her like a sister.

Tiff only had enough power in her phone to take video of the first half of our talk, which began with the best intro music, thanks to Michelle. 😉 Professional video of all presentations and event highlights is coming soon.

Thank you to everyone involved for making the past three days so memorable, rewarding, and fun!

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Your Book, Your Brand, Your Business on W4CY Radio

Your Book, Your Brand, Your Business on W4CY Radio

I’m excited to announce my new show launches on February 5 on w4cy.com! Your Book, Your Brand, Your Business: Write, Publish, Succeed will feature expert guests – authors and entrepreneurs who have attained higher levels of success by writing and publishing books.

Are you an entrepreneur who knows that writing a book is good business? This show is for you. We’ll share information about the writing and publishing process, book publicity, and the best ways to connect with your audience. Discover how to expand your brand, business, and influence by leveraging the power of your book(s). We’ll take your calls, answer your questions, and inspire you to share your story with the world!

I’m in the process of scheduling guests now and look forward to a year of programming excellence, thanks to the connections I’ve made over the years with highly accomplished experts. Show topics will also include digital and social media marketing, Amazon, and how to use your book to generate multiple streams of income.

Please tune in to Your Book, Your Brand, Your Business, Mondays at 5 PM Eastern beginning on February 5.

To schedule your free creative consultation with me, click here. Click here to learn more about my all-inclusive publishing packages.

 

 

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